Sterling Silver and Green Fingers?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1173 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Solid sterling silver should really not ever turn you green!!! Silver is a metal considered suitable for fine jewellery, and I even have antique silver jewellery that’s in great condition. You mentioned wearing silver PLATED jewellery, which I think is the issue. It could be nickel, or brass, or who knows what under there, and that’s the thing given your skin reactions. I’ve worn SS my whole life with never a single sign of green! Copper, on the other hand, (and other base metals) seems to be highly reactive with my skin, so I don’t think I’m unusual or anything. SS should be just fine, it’s the fatc that it’s plated that’s the problem.




Post # 4
897 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Mircat:  Don’t worry. Sterling silver shouldn’t turn your finger green.  As ilaz says above, it’s the cheaper silver plater rings you would want to watch out for.  I’ve never had any problems with sterling silver, but I did have a cheap silver plated ring that did turn my finger green!

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